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Table 2 Profitability of maize enterprise

From: Profit efficiency in family-owned crop farms in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: a translog profit function approach

Variable Mean Std Dev S.E
Maize profit (in Rands) 2428 1476 117.5
Area under maize cultivation (Ha) 0.70 0.98 0.08
Maize seed (kg) 16.40 21.70 1.73
Maize output (kg) 1644.65 3531 201.41
Maize fertiliser (kg) 44.91 77.04 6.15
Maize hired labour expenditure (Rands) 15,830 109.44 8.71
Labour (in days) 30.95 14.34 1.14
Yield per hectare Irrigated Non-irrigated Pooled
Maize 2263.97 1824.87 1037.14
  1. Results generated from survey data